The Heat: Russia-Ukraine Conflict: One Year On

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A somber ceremony in Kyiv marks the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. With no end in sight, China issues a 12-point peace plan.  

Commemorations were held around the world to mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian-Ukraine conflict. 

The human toll is staggering. Tens of thousands have died on both sides and entire Ukrainian cities have been reduced to rubble.  

The United Nations says more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled the country with over one million refugees now living in neighboring Poland. 

On Friday, Beijing released a 12-point plan for a political settlement to end the crisis. It calls for respecting the sovereignty of all countries, ceasing hostilities, resuming peace talks, respecting strategic risks. And, it also says nuclear weapons must not be used or even threatened. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Michael O’Hanlon is a Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. 
  • Viktor Olevich is the lead expert at the Center for Actual Politics, a Moscow-based think tank. 
  • Oleksii Riabchyn is an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. 
  • Einar Tangen is a Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narratives in Beijing.